‘Like Daesh’: Swedish Politician Under Fire for Likening Tourists to Terrorists


Lars Jon Allas, a Swedish politician and a member of the indigenous Sami parliament who previously called for a revolution, has been reported to the police after threatening tourists by wielding a knife at them.

Sami politician Lars Jon Allas of the Guovssonásti party has been been reported to the police after threatening tourists enjoying a dog sled ride in a snowy landscape with a knife during the Easter vacation, Swedish national broadcaster SVT reported.

According to the report, Jon Allas scared the tourists with his verbal assault and threats of abuse. Jon Allas himself, however, denies the criminal allegations, but is still negative about the tourism industry, which he claims is unauthorized and destroys the indigenous Sami culture. Later, he compared tourists with terrorists, specifically Daesh*.

“They’re just like terrorists, destroying everything we’ve got here. They only care about themselves, all they do is break and destroy, just like Daesh,” Jon Allas told SVT. “They kill our nutrition and our animals. They destroy everything in our culture. Tourist companies do not even need permission for their businesses,” he added.

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Jon Allas also reiterated the “terrorist” rhetoric on his Instragram account, posting an angry rant accompanied by a picture of dog sled tourists.

“These tourists don’t speak Swedish. They come…

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